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2011 State of The Church Report

Called to act: Make disciples, transform the world

Greetings:
It is with great joy we bring you the 2011 State of the Church Report, an annual snapshot of The United Methodist Church. There is much to celebrate in the life of the Church, and we are awed by the remarkable ways God is at work through the lives of the millions of people around the world, the people called United Methodist.

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Introduction

It is with great joy we bring you the 2011 State of the Church Report, an annual snapshot of The United Methodist Church. Read More

Ministries of the Church

United Methodists around the globe are clarifying their mission and centering ministries around the four areas of focus. Read More

Laura Draughon Kirby (second from left) joins other United Methodist deaconess candidates during a commissioning service at the Interchurch Center chapel in New York. Ten deaconesses and one home missioner became part of a covenant community of laypersons within the church who combine lives of professional service with a devotion to Christ. Photo by Cassandra Zampini, UMNS.

People of the Church

From 1999 to 2009, membership grew by 25% around the world. Read More

Support of the Church

Local churches in the U.S. reported more than $6.15 billion in contributions in 2009. Read More

Nestor Akoblo leads the choir during Sunday worship at the Temple Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Conclusion

As this report goes to press, the Interim Operations Team is organizing its work for the coming year. Read More